Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Cottage Has a Name

We knew a couple months ago that we would name the lil cottage in Canton, but nothing seemed to fit. The names we came up with were just too typical, too used, too common. We wanted something unique, something personal, something that had meaning to us alone. So, we agreed to just let it lay and see what unfolded.


And then while at Lowes getting paint mixed, I was talking to another customer about DIY projects and the like. She asked, "how many houses have you and your husband renovated?" I responded, "This is our 5th place". As soon as the words crossed my lips, my thoughts latched on - 5th Place!!! That's it!! That's the name!! It's perfect!

 Now, affixed above the front door is a hand painted, personalized, wonderfully distressed sign custom made by Paula of Castle & Cottage Signs!

What do you think about cottage names?  Does your cottage or home have a name?

I'd love to know what it is!

22 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh what a sweet name. I'd love to see it in person. Happy Saturday, T

The Green Pea said...

I love the name, it is unique with a great meaning for you. The sign is a perfect Christmas gift. Hope that you have a Health & Happy New Year. sandi

Life In My Nest said...

That is perfect -- and the perfect gift!! I was the lucky recipient of Paula's giveaway and received my very own sign from her. She is fantastic to say the least. My sign says "Welcome to Our Nest". It, too, is beautiful. Can't wait to see more of the 5th Place Cottage!

GardenDesigner said...

We dont have a name for our home here in Wisconsin...
But its a great idea! I dont have a clue, but now that I will wait and see what comes around! LOL
Hope you had a great holiday!

A fellow blogger,
Vanessa!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

We just call ours The Money Pit! : ) I love the sign and it seems the perfect name for your home.

stefanie said...

I love it, and the sign, gorgeous!!!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

That's cute Kathy, alll of our renovations have been affectionately referenced as "money pit" at one time or another. I'd live to see someone humorous enough to actually hang that on the door!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Ahhh! That's perfect! My place is referred to as "The Rockin' M". ~Mindy

jaz@octoberfarm said...

my house is called, "serpent gate cottage". i have iron work snakes on the gates. you can see pics of them on my blog.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I don't have a name for our home, but I have named some of the rooms in the house. The Religious room and the Dog room. I call the dinning room the Religious room because I have an old church pew that came out of the church I went to growing up.We have a large Lords Supper picture hanging over the church pew with an old artiq.window that came out of the old church that my husband went to growing up as a child and still goes to. The dog room is upstairs, and it's full of vintage dogs, dog pictures, and pillows with dogs on them that I have collected over the years. I guess I could hang little signs over the doors. Anyway I love the name you came up with, the sign is so cute it's very French looking and shabby chic two of my favorites.

glimpse of my world said...

It is "Kerby Cottage" est 2006! I have sign from Paula as well now hanging under the eve on the front porch .. love it! AND I love your cottage too!! I see a slumber party in the near future??? Hugs.. see you soon..

Malisa said...

I was always like that with my babies. I had to be around them for a few days before I gave them a name. Now, your cottage is truly all yours!

All My Yesterdays said...

Love the name and your blog! And what a sweet sign...icing on the cake! On to a great new year...

Found Around said...

We have "Fred's world". Quite the experience!

jmac said...

Girlfriends are pretty special, eh?
Sign is perfecto for your place!

Our lakehouse is named, Rio Bonito, which means beautiful river. My husband had it made from the cedar tree where I used to take my small children for our picnics. It was blown down by tornado winds and he rescued some to make our sign. Now, I can still have picnics with my future grandbabies under the same tree, er sign!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the name and the sign! What a wonderful gift! Our craftsman bungalow is named Tallulah. LOL.

Pat said...

Just found your blog...love it...and love the way you FOUND your cottage's new name. I wish you much happiness there and a wonderful New Year to come. take care, pat

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hmmmm Val, a slumber party?....
I like that idea!

texasdaisey said...

Cool name and a beautiful sign.
Debbie

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a fun story of how the cottage got its name. A sweet name and a beautiful gift! Thank you for sharing your pretty photos! ~ Angela

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such an adorable name! My home (and my blog!) is named Opulent Cottage. Tiny and built in 1926, it's a little bit of bling, and little bit of shabby. My husband and I, our daughter, and our two pets (both rescued) are so, so happy here!

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your sweet little cottage!
Andrea

Barbara Jean said...

great name. Sweet gift.

blessings

barbara jean